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Decca, Louisville’s newest culinary addition, opened its doors in March of this year. Located on East Market Street in the NuLu neighborhood, Decca provides farm to table cuisine made by San Francisco chefs Anne Pettry and Loretta Keller. The menu looks absolutely scrumptious and I can’t wait to eat there.

Read this review from Robin Garr of Louisville Hot Bytes

Read this review from Marty Rosen of the Courier-Journal

I’ve already picked out my meal!

  • Duck Liver Terrine, Cherry Mostarda, Grilled Bread
  • House Made Cavatelli, Shitake Mushrooms, Sage, Bread Crumbs
  • Hard Wood Grilled Skirt Steak, Bone Marrow Butter, Aged Balsamic
  • Buttermilk Panna Cotta, Mango Gelee, Pineapple, Coconut Sable

Photos courtesy of Original Makers Club

Lisa Simon

Lisa Simon is a mixed media artist in Louisville. I’ve seen her work represented at Galerie Hertz and I love her ceramic frames. She uses them for mirrors and to house her beautiful drawings.

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DIY Louisville

DIY Louisville is Louisville’s first alternative craft group.  The group meets every 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month at Sunergos Coffee on Woodlawn Avenue. DIY Louisville encourages anyone interested to come and join them. Bring your own projects to work on or come and meet other local crafters and artists. Their blog features great tutorials, recipes and more!

Join DIY Louisville on April 30 for a Derby Hat Workshop!



Flea Off Market

Tomorrow I’ll be selling at the April Flea Off Market, a once-a-month outdoor bazaar that will take place in the heart of Louisville, off Market on Shelby Street. There will be dozens of vendors each month offering a wide variety of items you’ll want to bring home! There will be books, records, bicycles, kittens, antiques, cool old junk, used tools, fine arts and crafts, fresh-cut-flowers, esoterica, live music, food trucks and entertainments for all ages.

The Flea Off Market is held on the second Saturday of every month, along Shelby Street and in the lot next to Salvo Collective, 216 South Shelby Street (between Market and Nanny Goat Strut Alley). The event lasts from 12-6PM.

Fly Away Fox will be selling a large variety of vintage and handmade items. Here’s a little preview.

Vintage Journals

Fly Away Fox journals can now be purchased at Hey Tiger! Hey Tiger is located on Bardstown Road and is a boutique selling handmade and vintage items.

Fly Away Fox makes one-of-a-kind handmade journals from old books in need of repair. We give them a second chance and re-purpose them as journals and sketchbooks. Each journal features around 100 pages of recycled paper as well as select pages form the original book. I choose each book carefully and try to use books that in poor condition where the binding is falling off but also books with interesting content.

Here is sampling of some of the type of books you’ll find in the store.

Dixie Highway

Dixie Highway may not seem like a fabulous vintage shopping spot but it’s a vintage oasis! I went out with my friends Camille and Tanya a few weeks ago to the Dixie Highway Peddler’s Mall and the Dixie Trading Post to look for one-of-a-kind treasures. I found some depression glass sorbet dishes, vintage plates, a desk lamp and other accessories!  We even found an amazing vintage microwave at the Peddler’s Mall but had no use for it so it couldn’t come home with us. Check out these kitchen canisters that I found though, for just $10!


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Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha (Japanese: ペチャクチャ, IPA: [petɕa ku͍̥tɕa],[1] chit-chat) is a presentation methodology in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (approx. 6′ 40″ in total), usually seen in a multiple-speaker event called a Pecha Kucha Night (PKN). (from Wikipedia)

Pecha Kucha Night Louisville events are organized by the Urban Design Studio, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, 21c Museum and the Central Kentucky Chapter of the AIA. The goal of the events are to offer a public venue for people to meet and share their work and ideas in a relaxed social atmosphere.

The next Pecha Kucha presentation in Louisville will be February 21 at Louisville Metro Hall. Doors at 7, Presentations at 8. This Pecha Kucha will focus on Louisville’s history and culture.  Come on out to learn more about your great city! Presenters include: This is Louisville founder Maggie Huber and Broken Sidewalk founder/writer Brandon Klayko.

See you there!


Featured Louisville Etsy Seller

Peacemama is a great vintage Etsy store run by Gretchen Hunt, a Louisville lawyer working to end violence against women. She’s also a crafter and makes fabulous items ranging from little girl skirts made of vintage fabric to artwork. Her vintage shop currently has some cute vintage owls as well as vintage patterns. Check it out and pick up a pattern to start a new sewing project!

She also has a great blog

Gretchen Hunt can also be found at local art fairs so be on the lookout for her fabulous creations at the upcoming Flea Off Market and Buy Local First Fair!

Featured Louisville Etsy Seller

Today’s featured Etsy seller Stephanie from Weird Woolly Designs.  Her shop features original handmade embroidered artwork perfect for adding a one-of-a-kind piece to your wall! She also creates textile designs that you can find on Spoonflower. You can find other creations such as iPhone covers on her Zazzle shop.

Check out some of my favorite pieces and start shopping!

Read Stephanie’s blog!


Moss Hill

I love health and beauty products. I’ve recently started to take baths and have come to enjoy pampering items like candles and aromatherapy oils. Moss Hill is a Louisville based company specializing in bath and beauty products. Start the new year off right and treat yourself!

lavender sachets

shaving soap

peppermint foot soap